Tag Archives Other Traditional Weaponry

Antique Javanese Pedang Suduk Maru Sword from the Historical Tangguh Mataram Era

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Suduk Maru is a traditional Javanese dapur pedang or sword's model. The design of the Suduk Maru is vaguely reminiscent of the dapur Cengkrong keris model, though the latter is significantly smaller in size compared to the sword's model. It has been suggested that this particular dapur pedang was very populair in early Islam in ...

Sundanese Talismanic Kujang Knife endowed with Magical Qualities of Protection, Good Luck and Fortune

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The kujang is a traditional Indonesian weapon native to the Sundanese people of West Java. Just like the keris and many other Indonesian cultural artifacts, the kujang is filled with mystery. It is a traditional custom for the Sundanese to look after the kujang as their precious family pusaka (heirloom). However, the knife also plays ...

Talismanic Rencong Dagger featuring Sacred Brass Blade with Islamic Spells for Protection and Power against Evil

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The rencong is a traditional Indonesian weapon in the form of a dagger. It is the weapon of choice among the inhabitants of the island of Aceh. During the Aceh war (1873–1904 CE) the people of Aceh fought a heavy battle against the Dutch who attempted to colonize the island and its people in order ...

Tombak Komando Cacing Kanil – A Favorite Collector’s Item among Military Commanders and Army Officials

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This classical masterpiece of traditional Indonesian weaponry bears the shape of a Javanese tombak (spear). The old iron blade is forged into the Cacing Kanil model (dapur). This tombak dapur can be recognized by its twisted blade. The unique shape of the blade represents a squirming worm ('cacing'). Though conventional tombaks with this dapur usually ...

Traditional Family Pusaka Heirloom Set of 2 Rencong Daggers from Aceh

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The two rencong daggers in this pusakaheirloom set are a perfect example of the rencongs made in the early twentieth century; one is made from high quality brass and has a traditional cugek hilt, whereas the other is made from high quality steel and has a sawed-off but finely polished pudoi hilt. The hilt (ulee ...